Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway)
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|Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Formed||June 7, 1905|
|Jurisdiction||Kingdom of Norway|
|Headquarters||Viktoria terrase, Oslo, Norway|
|Annual budget||Nok.34 billion|
|Agency executives||Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Heikki Holmås, Minister of International Development
|List of Norwegian national agencies|
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norwegian (Bokmål): Det kongelige Utenriksdepartement; Norwegian (Nynorsk): Det kongelege Utanriksdepartement) is the foreign ministry of the Kingdom of Norway. It was established on June 7, 1905, the same day the Parliament of Norway (Stortinget) decided to dissolve the personal union with Sweden.
The ministry is headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, currently Espen Barth Eide, and the Minister of International Development, currently Heikki Holmås. They have been cabinet ministers in the Red-Green Coalition government headed by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg since October 17, 2005. The ministry must not be related with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence that leads the defence-related agencies and units of the country.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organised with 110 foreign missions and three subordinate organisations: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), FK Norway (the Norwegian "Peace Corps") and the development country investment fund Norfund. The Ministry and foreign missions have a total staff of approx. 2,400.
The Political level 
Unlike most Norwegian ministries the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has two ministers as head of the organisation. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is head of most policy areas and the administrative areas while the Minister of International Development heads the policy areas connected with international development. Some departments in the ministry thus report to both ministers.
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Espen Barth Eide)
- Two State Secretaries (Gry Larsen and Torgeir Larsen)
- Political Advisor (Kathrine Raadim)
- Secretariat of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Communication Unit
- Legal Adviser
Minister of International Development (Heikki Holmås)
- State Secretary (Arvinn Gadgill)
- Political Advisor (Unni Berge)
- Secretariat of the Minister of International Development
- Head of Information
- Analytical Unit
The Operational level 
The top public servant is the Secretary General (utenriksråd) with an Assistant Secretary General as substitute (the latter also with a special responsibility for international development issues).
The Ministry was reorganised on June 19, 2006 - and currently has eight departments, each headed by a Director General (ekspedisjonssjef):
- Department for European Affairs and Trade Policy
- Department for Security Policy and the High North
- Department for Regional Affairs and Development
- Department for UN, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs
- Legal Affairs Department
- Promotion and Protocol Department
- Human and Financial Resources Department
- Internal and External Services Department
See also 
- Johansen, Carl (2011-11-06). "Dødsrutinene". Verdens Gang. p. 49.